The cruise industry ground to a halt when the pandemic hit and has been severely affected by closed ports and borders and restricted routes. Add passenger concern surrounding the pandemic and safety too.
After delaying cruises for months on end, Oceania Cruises is changing course and rebooting their offering.
“The entire Oceania Cruises team is excited to now shift our focus to safely restarting operations and ultimately welcoming back our guests to begin exploring the world once again,” says Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises.
Phased restart dates for the balance of the Oceania Cruises fleet will be forthcoming and itineraries will be evaluated for port availability and adjusted as needed closer to the sailing dates.
Oceania Cruises is undertaking a phased restart with its science-backed plan for a healthy return to service that protects our guests, crew and communities visited. The robust SailSAFETM Health and Safety Program creates multiple layers of protection against COVID-19 and was developed with guidance from our team of public health and scientific experts including the Healthy Sail Panel and the SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council.
“At Oceania Cruises, we value health, well-being and safety above all else. Our guests, our crew, and, of course, the many amazing, dedicated people who work with us in the destinations we travel to are the very lifeblood of our business and we’ll do everything in our power to safeguard their health and safety,” stated Binder.
Full details on our SailSAFE protocols can be found here. These protocols will be continuously evolved and refined using the best available science and technology.
Cruise better than ever
When the line’s ships start sailing again, beginning with Marina in August 2021, guests will be delighted with an array of truly surprising enhancements to the brand’s already acclaimed culinary experience and onboard service.
“Our guests have been waiting a long time for this moment. We know that when our guests return, we want to not just welcome them back to the Oceania Cruises they remember and cherish, but also to exceed their expectations by elevating the dining experiences and service levels. We’ll be sharing more information about these exciting developments in the coming weeks,” added Binder.